SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 6, 2014) – The Public Meeting for the Redland Road (North) was “very well attended” yesterday, according to District 9 City Councilman Joe Krier. More than 200 citizens were at the House of the Living Bread Church on Redland Road to hear updates at the Public Meeting from Councilman Krier, representatives from Transportation & Capital Improvements and the consulting engineers on the 2012 Bond Fund Road Improvements Project.
The improvements, set to begin in June 2015 and end in November 2016, include the reconstruction and widening of Redland Road North from two lanes to five lanes with shared use paths, curbs, sidewalks, driveway approaches, traffic signal and drainage improvements as needed. According to the City’s Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI) Department, funding will allow for street widening from Ridgewood Parkway to Loop 1604. Additionally, the section of Redland Road adjacent to the businesses will have a continuous turn lane to allow for easier ingress and egress into and out of the businesses. Additionally, the section of road adjacent to the subdivisions will include a raised safety median. There were a number of citizens who came to the meeting to voice their opinions on the need for a traffic light at Gold Canyon Road. “A traffic signal here just makes good sense for safety. I will work with City staff to find funding for this addition so it can hopefully be included in the project,” said Councilman Krier.
At the meeting, TCI indicated that the other major part of the project will address the drainage issues that have been a problem in the past on Redland. Water runoff is being captured with underground and above ground drainage systems and will be treated before being released back into existing water systems.
Many residents supported the improvements, however, several residents also voiced their concerns with the project citing the inconvenience of construction traffic congestion and the concern of turning the road from a quiet, though congested, two lane road to a bustling five lane road that some feel is too close to residences. “This project was recommended by a committee of District 9 residents who helped the City determine what should be placed on the ballot and then was approved by the voters in the 2012 Bond election so I think most residents believe the project will improve transportation and safety in this area,” said Councilman Krier.
TCI and the Councilman’s Office will provide email updates on the construction progress to the residents who were in attendance and submitted their email addresses. Councilman Krier will also provide updates in his District 9 Newsletter. If you would like to be added to the Redland Road construction email updates contact District 9 Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, ATTN: REDLAND ROAD UPDATES.
For details about the public meeting or planned improvements, residents may also contact Joey Doctor at 210-207-8415 or email@example.com with Transportation & Capital Improvements.
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